Category Archives: mobile payment

Carrier billing – Moving into the mainstream

The announcement by Amazon, KDDI and NTT DOCOMO this week that carrier billing is being offered to Japanese customers in the Amazon retail store is the most important achievement for this ubiquitous “alternative” payment method in its 20 year history.

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Monumental days in app store gaming lead to record-shattering year

It’s no stretch to declare 2016 as the most significant year for the app stores since their launch nearly 10 years ago. Nintendo finally dipped their toes into the ocean of mobile apps, both indirectly through Niantic’s Pokémon Go and … Continue reading

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Carrier Billing – Got to catch them all!

The urgency to get direct carrier billing deployed and active, to avoid long term loss of access to high spending users has been brought into sharp focus over the last few weeks by the big surge in revenues coming in to app stores from … Continue reading

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MWC 2016 roundup: Payment will be everything – everything must be able to pay

The Mobile World Congress 2016 catchphrase, ‘mobile is everything’ could equally have been, ‘everything is mobile’. Although the big Android handset manufacturers, including HTC, LG, Sony and our close partner Samsung, all launched new handsets as usual, it was the … Continue reading

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Bango expands app store carrier billing across Middle East region

Kuwait is the latest market to launch Google Play through the Bango Payment Platform, confirming the region’s importance for app stores It comes as a surprise to many mobile payments watchers that carrier-billed payments have proved such a big hit with … Continue reading

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AfricaCom 2016 tops off momentous year for African mobile market

Bango have a great story to tell this year; the first launch of Direct Carrier Billing in Africa of Google Play, with Telkom South Africa. Trevor Goldberg, VP Business Development MNOs went to AfricaCom to spread the word and enable more African … Continue reading

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To break into the mainstream sometimes it’s best to go underground

Amazon Underground, the new app for Android smartphones, offers a selection of apps, games and in-app content, all for free. It is designed to break Amazon into the mainstream on Android smartphones by increasing store distribution and customer acquisition. Consequently … Continue reading

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